Qualcomm Claims Snapdragon 800 Beats Tegra 4 “Easily” In “Most Benchmarks”

During the 2013 Mobile World Congress, NVidia boasted that its Tegra 4 system-on-a-chip (SoC) is "the world's fastest mobile processor".

Tegra is indeed a powerful little beast with its 72 GPU processing units and four cores running at 1.9 GHz to handle graphically-intensive applications and a low-power “companion core” to handle less demanding tasks. But Qualcomm remains unphased.

After noting that his company is “more focused on shipping products” than refuting NVidia’s unsubstantiated claims, Qualcomm's Senior VP of Product Management, Raj Talluri, affirmed that their Snapdragon 800 will beat Tegra 4 “easily” in “most” benchmarks.

Snapdragon 800 sports four cores running at 2.3 GHz and its die size is quite larger than that of Tegra 4, so it is plausible to expect it to consume more power. But Talluri claims that this is offset by Tegra 4’s lack of on-die LTE modem.

Eitherway, NVidia has already announced its plans to release a refined Tegra 4 later this year. NVidia’s new SoC will carry the moniker “Tegra 4i”. It will run at 2.3 GHz and will sport an on-die LTE modem. Whether Tegra 4i will outperform Snaprdragon 800 or not remains to be seen, but it is almost certain that it will be more power efficient thanks to NVidia’s 28nm semiconductor manufacturing technology.

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You serious?

Are you saying that Qualcomm, who's Snapdragon chipset is already in well over hunfreds of phones and tablets and handhelds all over the world is a 'new competitor'?

Wrong subject

He was talking about the processing power (GPU + CPU) on which BTW nVidia has the advantage, Qualcomm is THE BOSS when it comes to Mobile (Phones) Technology, but when it comes to GPU the are the "new kid in town", but of course Qualcomm will kick nVidia's **** when it comes to the phone's telecommunications technology. Both companies are great, but Q is really way too high for claiming the "easily" part, maybe on Telecoms or CPU, but not GPU... Delicious CPATCHA: fish and chips

If nvidia really can maka a

If nvidia really can maka a more power efficient gpu, they get the crown even if the performance isnt the same as qualcomms. With 72 processing units, itd be great if they allowed us to use CUDA on phones and another point for the tegra 4 platform


Absolute mah broski brah bro. These aren't desktops. Efficiency matters in a hand held computer. I'd be surprised if the Qualcomm was faster, but if it consumes more power with comparable performance then it loses.

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